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Arnold Rothstein was the kingpin of organized crime in New York City during the early portion of the 20th century. A shrewd businessman and a prodigious gambler, Rothstein amassed a monumental fortune from his interests, which included a casino, a horse racing outfit, and bootlegging liquor during Prohibition. Rothstein’s criminal empire included many underlings who would later make their own mark on organized crime in the United States, including Lucky Luciano, Meyer Lansky, and Legs Diamond. Allegedly, Rothstein was also involved in fixing the infamous 1919 World Series, although he was never indicted or charged with any crimes. In 1928, Rothstein was murdered in retaliation for racking up a large gambling debt in a three-day poker game, which he refused to pay as he believed the game was fixed.

The item presented here is a copy of Warranty Brokerage Corporation capital stock signed by Rothstein, A.L. Libman, and Jacob Geller. Rothstein purchased five shares of capital stock in the Warranty Brokerage Corporation at the cost of $1,000 a share. This certificate is dated to July 27th, 1922, and the signatures have been written in black pen. The bottom of the certificate features some light staining, but the signatures are largely untouched. 

1922 Arnold Rothstein Signed Warranty Brokerage Corporation Stock Certificate (Beckett)
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Auction closed on Sunday, December 10, 2017.
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